CEO Message

July 1, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to visit Shiodome Partners Shiodome Partners Gyoseishoshi Corporation’s official website. We are a corporation that provides advisory services on international taxation as part of various professionals that make up the Shiodome Partners Group. In dramatically changing times such as now, we are constantly working as a professional group to think about we can do for our clients as they expand overseas.

There are cases where companies attempt to conduct business with Japanese corporations across borders. Without sufficient knowledge of international and overseas accounting and tax, they tend to encounter pitfalls while navigating Japan’s business environment. They may also find themselves disadvantaged and unable to enjoy the tax benefits that Japan offers to overseas businesses. As a member of PKF International, one of the world’s largest accounting networks, we work with over 400 member firms in more than 150 countries to support our clients.

Moving forward, if various experts would continue to provide their services individually and in a disjointed manner, they would not be able to keep up with the dramatic changes in the business landscape and offer services that would beneficial to their clients.

Shiodome Partners maximizes its network of professionals ranging from certified public accountants and certified public tax accountants, to lawyers, judicial scriveners, administrative scriveners, and certified social insurance and labor consultants, as well as offers its services in major languages such as English in Chinese, to be able to best respond to and meet the needs of our international business clients.

We look forward to your continued confidence and support.

Maekawa Kengo (CPA/CPTA)
CEO, Shiodome Partners Group
Senior Partner, Shiodome Partners Tax Corporation


Before founding Shiodome Partners Group, Kengo Maekawa conducted statutory auditing of publicly listed corporations for Shin-nihon Audit Corporation, a member firm of Ernst & Young. Mr. Maekawa focused on auditing and IPO under the domestic audit and IPO departments.
He later established Shiodome Partners Group in 2008 as the President and Representative Director. Currently our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Maekawa is a Certified Public Accountant in both Japan and the United States.
He worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC and PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong/China before establishing Lockhart Accounting Office in 2015. Lockhart Accounting Office later merged with Shiodome Partners Tax Corporation in 2019, with Mr. Tsuchiya becoming a senior partner. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Japan / USA) and Certified Public Tax Accountant.
Before joining Shiodome Partners Group in 2011, Mr. Hasegawa worked at an accounting firm. In 2015, together with earning his Tax Accountant certification, he became a senior partner of Shiodome Partners Tax Corporation. He is serving as the Chief Managing Officer of the of the Tax and Accounting Services Department, our core department.
Jun Kurozumi previously worked at BDO Tax Co., a member firm of BDO International. He engaged in many accounting, tax, and personnel and labor operations with English as the basic language in the corporate management departments of foreign-affiliated Japanese corporations. In 2012, he joined Shiodome Partners Group. He is a US Certified Public Accountant.